When working in a 2D sketch it would be very helpful if I were able to redefine dimensions. Currently if I have a dimension that was created, then named, checked for export, etc, then want to move what that dimension referenced (either due to a design change, or if I changed my mind about something, or if it was modeled incorrectly the first time, etc.) I have to delete that dimension and recreate it. This can become very tiresome if I have several dimensions that all need to be updated at the same time. It would be nice if I had a option to "Redefine Dimension", similar to redefining a plane, when I right clicked on the dimension so that I would not have to delete it and recreate it.
Inventor has the ability to link weld symbols to fillet welds modeled in the weldment assembly. This could be a huge help to my company, dramatically reducing the number of mistakes in our weld callouts, or weld callouts missed entirely. Unfortunately, in its current state, we can't use the feature.
This is because the system is based around displaying as decimals, while most fabricators prefer to see fractional weld sizes. As a result, we are forced to manually enter our weld symbols on the drawing just like we would have done in AutoCAD.
Having one item (weld symbols) be so manual while so much other annotation is automatic tends to lead to errors. Users just simply forget to go fix the weld symbols, because everything else is so automatic, and it doesn't feel like the weld symbol tool should be any different. In my search for a solution to this problem, I saw requests going back to at least 2005 for this feature - I think it's time to close this gap.
I think the easiest way to handle this would be a unit format option in the Weld Symbol style. That way, if needed, users could set up fractional and decimal styles just as they would with dimensions. To avoid messing up the workflow of anyone using the symbols as they currently are, the default setting could still be Decimal.
Currently the drawing symbols are stored in each individual drawings.
If you company uses thousands of symbols this is not ideal.
We would like it to be stored in a central library, which we can organize. You should be able to see a preview of the symbol when browsing the library directly from Inventor.
When exporting to Autocad DWG file there are some options available, Layout, Model etc.. but the most requested option is missing: customers would like to export IDW to Layout DWG as it is in Inventor PLUS the model views in 1:1 scale connected to the layout views, as it is in pure Autocad.
This is partially achievable with Inventor DWG opened in Autocad, but customer would like a pure unlinked to Inventor clean Autocad DWG.
Using Trim -Extend to Face command - after choosing a frame member would it be possible to chose which side of the cutting face is trimmed. I'm trying to create an I section haunch under a steel I beam rafter and the smallest side (the one I actually want) gets trimmed. I need the haunch size to update with changes in the rafter / column combination.
I always have numerous reference items in my assemblies. When I create an isometric view, i need to ballon the view. It will not pick up the reference items, I always have to place a leader with text.
Can we not change the ballon function so that we can ballon these reference items.
We use custom Iprops all the time and when we pull up the dialog box for it we always have to "slide" the name box over so we can see it. It would be cool if the the whole dialog box could be streatched and stay that way so we could read our iprops when the box comes up.
Similar to the way you can align dimensions, how about functionality that allows you to align leader text.
See this thread.
It would be very helpful if the dialog box that notifies you that a different LOD is being accessed in another file would give you an indication of what file needs to be closed.
Even better, stop checking the other file status. IREALLY DO NOT CARE WHAT IS HAPPENING IN THE OHTER FILES, ESPECIALLY WHAT IS SUPPRESSED OR UNSUPRESSED IN THEM.
See the attached dialog box. It should tell you which file is stopping me from moving forward.
If you derive a part or assembly in a child part, you select all parameters to be included.
If you re-edit the source part or assembly and add new parameters, these parameters are not included automatically in the derived child.
We wish they would
Option for using the Notch function when combine frame generator steel shapes and sheet metal parts.
Currently, it's only possible to align ballons horizontally or vertically.
Since I almost always attach my balloons to an isometric view it would be great to have the option to align them in a isometric manner, or to select an edge to align with.
I found this quite old topic about it: http://autodesk.lithium.com/t5/Autodesk-Inventor/B
Good morning, I suggest to make possible to check/uncheck a flag to exclude/include threaded parts (library part and/or normal part) in interference analysis...
This option could simplify the interference analysis of assembly...